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america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thank you for joining us. it was an attack so damaging that one former intelligence official described it as the cia's pearl harbor. we're talking about the suicide bombing yesterday that killed eight americans, some of them cia employees. today a spokesman for the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. saying a bomber entered the base last night and blew himself up. it was the worst loss for the cia since the war there began more than eight years ago. yesterday's attack took place at a remote outpost known as chapman in the province of khost, along the border with pakistan. this evening the associated press is reporting that the suicide bomber was invited on to the base by americans. according to a former senior intelligence official, the man was being courted as an informants and it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp. he was reportedly not searched. much of the cia's efforts in that region including drone attacks had been focused on the
rights to health reform and tributes flowed in. we looked back at his life. >> good morning america, we awake to breaking news that senator edward kennedy political giant, has died. as we say a good and sad morning to you. >> teddy kennedy was being lauded for a lifetime which even at the last, he had been at the center. he had been a backer of barack obama for president. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> on the day of his inauguration, he collapsed suffering from a brain tumor that had been diagnosed in may of last year. but despite his illness, he delivered the democratic nomination to the young contender. >> the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> edward kennedy had once carried the dream himself. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan. when president kennedy was assassinated, his brother robert ran to succeed him. when he was killed, it was expected that edward kennedy would run. >> he was a good and decent man who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. >> but a mysterious accident dashed his hopes. he drove
of cool. i never seen that before! hello, america! tonight we have a special "time to be heard." the idea of this program came when i was speaking to my friend charles payne. he was on my show. when did you tell me the story about the briefcase? >> about a month and a half ago. glenn: he cried like a baby on my show. that's my gig, man! i asked charles to take me to where he grew up in new york. he showed me a neighborhood in harlem where he used to live, the neighborhood where other african-american kids used to beat him up for talking white, or wanting a briefcase because he always wanted to be a businessman or wearing nice clothes. charles shared his story with me and i want to show you a little bit of it. >> this is different than what it was when you were growing up? >> oh absolutely. just trees, grass, some of the beautification stuff they're doing right now. this was an an empty lot for at least a decade, and we used to throw rocks all the time. glenn: you said this is really what it felt like when you lived here trvetion more like this? >> yeah, you had these kinds of buildings, t
. america's economy was built on free market enterprise. it was built on these principles that allowed the private sector to grow and thrive and prosper and for our families to keep more of what we earn. where we are now in america in the last 11 months is seeing this reversal of those principles that were applied to build up our economy. all of a sudden we are thinking it is okay to grow debt in our country. it is okay to borrow from countries we will soon be so beholding to. it is okay to print money out of thin air and think everything is going to magically work out. fundamentally, everyone is equal in america, everyone has equal opportunity to earn, produce and build. the fundamentals of a strong economy have got to be applied again as they were like i said in the 80s when reagan faced a worse recession than today let's learn from that piece of american history and apply the same solutions. >> what about health care reform? i assume you want some health care reform, maybe i'm wrong. do we need health care reform? >> of course we do. rising costs are crushing some of our small busin
'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous scholar, kishore mahbubahni of singapore to get a different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows we hear about how president obama is doing. on fox some say he's a socialist who's trying to indoctrinate our children, even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc he is the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick, employ the jobless and end racism in our time. here on cnn, well, i'm on cnn, so today i want to see if we can get some kind of a clear-eyed look at what kind of a president he really is and what kind of a world he faces. so i gathered a panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it to help m
say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialist trying tune doctrine eight our children even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc, the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick and employ the jobless and end racism in our time. and here on cnn, i'm on cnn, i wanted to see if we could get a clear look at what kind of a president he really is. what kind of a world he faces. i gathered panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it help me accomplish this mission. walter isaacson has written terrific biographi
not be manufacturing the way we are. that is about the only thing made in america still are . the number one thing may be that these are a bunch of stupid young kids remember when issue was to legalize marijuana. it is now legal in california and new jersey. you can now get in 1 ounce a month if you have cancer or aids. the drugs are not all horrible. most of the horrible drugs are manufactured by are pharmaceutical companies and people abuse them. guest: the drug issue is very complicated. it is supply and demand for it is one that neither the europeans or the americans or latin americans have been able to come to grips with are the drugs are having a big effect in latin america. this was not true 20 years ago. we will not resolve this overnight. we need to focus on the issue now that the mexican society is bleeding very badly. united states needs to be concerned about that. secretary of state clinton said this last year. host: a dealer is asking if cuba got an earthquake like haiti, would we be there to rebuild a communist regime? guest: that is an issue of helping out a country that has terrible pr
policy toward latin america with a political science professor. and then a conversation on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. ho
and ambassador joseph will be joining us live on this program next. >>> later on, what america can and is already doing to help. our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues. ♪ it has the agility to avoid the unexpected... ♪ ...the power to take on any mission, and the space to accommodate precious cargo, because every great action hero needs a vehicle. ♪ because every great action hero when it comescle. to italian sauce, some people prefer this jar. but more people prefer this sauce. winner of the blind taste test. the sweet and savory taste of prego. it's in there. >>> as our coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues, from the department of not helping, we bring you america's foremost televangelist. on his tv show, "the 700 club," which apparently still exists, pat robertson has topped blaming hurricane katrina on the gays and abortions, he's now today blamed haiti's earthquake on their slavery-volt in the 1700s. >> they got together and swore a pact to the devil. they said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the french. true story. and so the devil said, okay, it's a d
., and the chairman and ceo of bmw north america. "washington journal" take your calls and e-mails live every morning here on c-span. . >> this is 50 minutes. >> good morning everybody. the a pleasure to welcome you here today. this is the first event we are having in our new conference room, and we hope to headache it a good one. i get to say a few words about the bipartisan policy center before we get into the real action. we were founded on the idea that people with significantly different views and who have strong allegiance to different parties could still come together and try to design serious and substantive solution toss address the nation's big challenges. we are not a think tank in the traditional sense. we only study things for a purpose. and when our projects come together, people understand they are going to spend as much time advocate fog a particular solution as constructing it. i think it's fair to say that the project we are launching today will very much test the proposition of bringing people together towards a substantive and detailed solution, and will test our ability to advoca
undation, dedicated to promotg fiscal responsibility and addressi key economic challeng facing america's future. d additional funding is provid by the following supporters -- >>> goo evening, i'm martin savidg thanks foroining us. we'rgoing to shift gears tonight and retur to a subject the world was cussed on for much of last year, the gbal economy. the world bank is out with its predictions for the next yea on one hand the world says t economic cris is largely over and the global economy will verse course and return to growth this year by 7% overal but there were also some warnings, growth will probay owdown later this years the effects of stimulus spending decrease and for chna, there are signs of bubbles in that freied economy. china reported growth of 8.7% for 2009 and staggering 10.7% in the last quarter. we sta with the pspective from beijing where melissa kn of bay jireiji looked behind t numbers. >> reporter: once the tget was t, failure was simpl not an option. the country has not missed a sile gdp target this entire deca. the growth haseen drive by successful financi stimulus
a phenomenon on the internet. >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. we're happy to have josh elliott espn aker anchor, back with us for a second day here this morning. >> great to be back. good to be here on this sunday, january 10th. >> a lot of people wondering where bill weir is. he's been embedded with the u.s. military in afghanista diane sawyer is also there on the ground. their reports begin tomorrow night on a special edition of "world news." >> lots of news to get to this morning. >>> major earthquake struck late yesterday off the coast of california. leaving people rattled, windows broken, and power out. more on that in a moment. >>> and how did florida farmers fare overnight? we spent the night in the fields with that farmer that we introduced you to yesterday. we're going to boeing bring that story to you. >> we promised we would see how he did. >>> and a new development in the missing utah mom. her husband has packed up, he's ready to leave town. why is he relocating? why are the police letting him go? we'll talk to the missing woman's best friend, who spent a good deal of ti
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> senator-elect. mr. brown goes to washington. as both parties look for lessons from his stunning victory. >>> then, stay the course. the president says he got the message delivered by voters in massachusetts. but it won't change his agenda. it's an abc news exclusive. >>> and no relief. more punishing weather pounds california. and this morning could bring the worst yet. >> it's thursday, january 21st, 2010. >>> good morning. i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >> and i'm vinita nair. the new senator from massachusetts begins making his rounds on capitol hill today. >> both sides of the aisle are trying to figure out what scott brown's stunning victory means for them. viviana hurtado has the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning. one of the big questions being asked today after the brown win, which party can gain momentum for the races scheduled later this year? and for the legislative agenda? the winds of political change that swept scott brown to victory in massachusetts, are already shaking up the washington a
to hint an attack is in the pipeline. the simple answer is america cannot and will not win. he writes the tables have turned and there's no rolling back of the worldwide jihad movement. when this new front starts in yemen, it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world he was the so-called spiritual adviser to the alleged shooter hassan and we know his website and blog were being monitored by u.s. intelligence late in 2008 and into 2009, shep. >> then there was the information from this suspect's father. >> well, correct. a month later in november abdulmutallab's father went to the u.s. embassy in nigeria after a phone call from his son in which he said abdulmutallab said it would be his last conversation. he did not mention he wawas getting on a plane in the near future. he met with a c.i.a. officers. it reads in part: now, sources familiar with the meeting in nigeria say at no time did the father suggest his son might become a suicide bomber, but as you can see, there was pieces of information floating around the intelligence community late last year. >> kathe
and we will talk to jason deparle about poverty in america and the economy. from the nation's capital, this is " washington journal." host: the supreme court ruled 5- 4 to allow corporations to spend as much as the want to support or oppose individual candidates. the ruling is likely to also allow labor unions to send unlimited funds. the justices kept in place, though, a century old ban on corporate donations directly to any one candidate. let us kickoff today's " washington journal" talking about the supreme court decision. the phone lines -- send us a tweet at c-spanwj or e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. "the washington post" on this story. the court also overturned a ban on corporations and unions airing campaign ads in the 30 days before primary and 60 days before a general election. also in "the washington post" this morning they talk about the reaction on capitol hill. inside "the washington post" its quotes senator charles schumer -- bound to push for new restrictions on corporate political spending, including limits for companies with government contracts, sharehold
$2 in coupons at non-challenge.com this is really good! >>> good morning, america on this first monday of the new year, january 4th, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, the president is coming home from vacation just a little early to confront mounting security concerns as the u.s. embassy closes its doors in yemen under threats. we're there live. >>> plus, arctic blasts. 40 degrees below in the midwest. sam will brave the cold for your forecast. >>> and the latest on the search for that missing mom. investigators discover a new e-mail from missing susan powell as her family with a new push. >>> and a new day and new year. we officially welcome george stephanopoulos and juju chang, the newest members of our team. . >>> happy new year! >> happy new year. there is an embarrassing picture in that. >> i wouldn't do that. >> yes, you would, but thank you for not doing it. >> everyone back to school and work. doll we say 2010 or 2010? >> we haven't decided. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is cutting his vacation a little short as the investiga
in america and around the globe. coming up, and thereby a group of musicians. and baby making day in south korea, government workers sent home early to increase the birth rate. >>> one year after barack obama took office, the u.s. president and his party have managed to lose a seat in the senate. the republicans now have enough votes to block health care reform as just a start. at the white house insists the president will step -- the white house insists that the president will stick to his goals. >> the next united states senator! >> it is perhaps the political upset of the new century, a republican elected to the u.s. senate in massachusetts for the first time in 38 years. he and scott brown. >> i saw a handmade sign that i put there myself. >> exactly one year after president obama took office. there are 100 seats in the senate, 100 votes. the democrats now control 60 of those, giving them a majority so powerful that could pass legislation they want. but when scott brown arrives, the republicans take control of 41 seats. that is enough to block legislation. president obama's huge plan f
to survivors, but slowly. >> nobody is helping. they are trying to fend for themselves. >> america's efforts start to kick in. troops and helicopters arrive in port-au-prince. >> i want the people to know we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> amid the wreckage and chaos, survivors are still being found. this boy was pulled from the rubble. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- back at work and back on trial. the latest hearing in the corruption case against silvio berlusconi. getting his wings. prince william's picks up his award from the royal air force. hello to you. the scale of what has been promised to help the people of haiti is impressive. from 30 countries, hundreds of millions of dollars. from the u.s., of around 10,000 troops. 72 hours after the earthquake, what has reached people is desperately limited compared to the need. a few people are being pulled alive from the rubble. others are without sleep, light, communications, and are reduced to begging and fighting for food and water. >> good evening from port-au- prince
cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed
political parties facilitate that folly. in the america that i grew up in we didn't have too big to fail, we had the creative destruction of capitalism. we didn't keep weak companies, artificially alive. we let them go so that more dynamic companies with smarter business models and better goods and services could take their place, giving all of us a higher standard of living. we let the market and the consumer decide. we didn't force people to buy he understan understan understands-- edsels, if we had to we could live without chrysler and general motors, in the era i lived in, you got a mortgage because were you qualified not because you had a pulse. i wonder how america looks to our young people out of college or graduate school and many are forced to take jobs that don't require a college degree let alone a law degree or mba and many of them are up to their eyeballs with private debt while the government saddles them with public debt that will burd den them. we sacrificed for the next generation not stolen from them. instead of generational theft we need generational thrift. some young peo
"where america stands." and lights, camera, "avatar." does this new way of making movies mean a sequel is simply a click away? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news. toyota has just done something no car maker in this country has ever done before: it has just told its dealers to stop selling eight of its models, at least temporarily. the same models it recalled last week to fix a potentially dangerous defect. their gas pedals could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's mos
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
capital, as we were sleeping here in america last night. what does that say about our enemies, and our allies in kabul. what is the level of control of the capital city in that country. jim miklaszewski live with a report. >>> signs that the late-night mess on nbc may be coming to a conclusion. are we now just days away from conan o'brien's final show on nbc. >>> plus, some stories we found while we were supposed to be working. we're back after the break. accord ex. and camry le. every year, they battle it out in the fuel efficiency rankings. seems like a lot of work to play catch up. the award winning chevy malibu. offering 33 miles per gallon highway. may the best car win. fancy feast appetizers. [dinner bell chimes] high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon in a delicate broth, without by-products or fillers. fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take
. what is our policy currently in latin america and how different is it from the bush administration? >> we really don't have a policy to latin america. that is not a fault of the obama administration. the euna states needs universal bilateral policies in certain regions. there are many long past policies for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united stat
here, it's not in my backyard type thing, it's i don't want these terrorists here anywhere in america and neither do the majority of the american people and to disdwight this or to say it's a jobs program is ridiculous. >> joe, what do you say to people who say, gitmo, as long as it exists, it's making the lives to become terrorists even longer. ice a bad poster for what america stands for. what's your answer to that? >> my answer to that is that where better than gitmo to put these terrorists? and to bring them to the united states is ridiculous. gitmo, the people there are trained to handle these situations. i talk to a gold star mother who visited gitmo. that plays is a professional, state of the art facility, and they are trained to deal with these terrorists, and that's where they belong. to bring them out to thompson, illinois, or to nips in america and have us learn how to do it, is ridiculous and it's -- go ahead. >> i was just going to say, are you going to go to the hearing today? can the average constituent in the state of illinois make any difference today by showing up at
to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us who are unemployed. he gave no remarks, no speech, anything about helping us who are running out of unemployment. he did not talk about helping us to extend these unemployment benefits for all of us who are running out. a lot of us will become homeless. host: what caller: did you do i was a maintenance engineer. host: he focused a lot on it jobs -- and what are you worried about? good luck. next, antonio, an independent. caller: yes, i want to say something about mr. obama last night. the speech was mediocre, same song. i hope the people in this country realize the condition this country is in. forget the war, there is one song in italia that says [ quality and italian words] -- america is a beautiful country. no one can beat us, and if we want we can do. we need to thrive these things going on in the washington for so many years. they don't care for the everyday people. host: antonio says words, words, words. there is a project at the university that keeps all kinds of statistics on presidential speeches. about
, it jobs, securing america. we also spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti. spent time with leaders like bill clinton, talking about the tragedy in haiti but i must tell you, we just had a powerful, sensible wind blown beneath our wings by bill clinton, former president of the united states. to start this conference off with another president, eric schmidt from google, to hear from the president of the united states, barack obama and to have been between more than a dozen presidents in ceo's of business and labor come before us and tell us of their optimism and their belief that we can get this done i believe the leaves are members ready to go back to work next week. we are prepared to take the words of bill clinton, barack obama, eric schmidt into with the people of america have been waiting for and that is for us to pass health care legislation, to put americans back to work and to have sensible policy on energy and to bring this forward in foreign policy as well and we heard from our leaders, principally from the speaker of the house of represent
to shine. we'll introduce you to the marching band that broke the mold. >>> good morning, america. bill weir off this morning. happy to have dan harris here for the first weekend of the new year. >> happy to be here. thank you. good morning. it is saturday, january 2nd, 2010 or 2010. >> yeah. i'm not sure what we're supposed to say -- i'm going with 2010. >> wow. we have a fight already. >>> the president preparing for a crucial meeting of his intelligence chiefs when he returns to washington this week. he had really hoped to start this year, 2010, focusing on health care and the economy but those issues now on the back burner. his weekly address this morning and in that he provides new details about the plot to bomb flight 253 on christmas day. >>> also, we have a sports schedule to tell you about this morning that does not involve tiger woods. the nba and washington, d.c., police are investigating a report that two members of the washington wizards basketball team drew guns on one another in the team's locker room during an argument over gambling debts. we're going to take a look at w
admitting there is no foolproof way to keep america totally safe. the president said agency reports showed a lack of coordination as well as a failure to connect the dots despite having information needed to stop that plot saying he's not interested in the blame game. he said the ultimate responsibility is his. >> i am less interested in passing out blame than i am learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. for ultimately the buck stops with me. as president i have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people. and when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> well, one year now into the term, the president is the president spending enough time fighting terrorism or has he failed to recognize the gravity of the situation as his critics are claiming. bill press is a nationally syndicated radio talk to show host john feehery is a republican strategist. thanks for joining us. >> hi, alex. >> hi, alex. >> bill, i'll begin with you. the admission is taking a lot of new steps to try and create problems, which include assigning clear and culpable responsibil
to find out how america got rolled, began hearings this week. these four are not the victims of one of the greatest bank heists in history; they're the perpetrators, bankers so sleek and crafty, they got off with the loot in broad daylight, and then sweet-talked the government into taxing us to pay it back. watching that scene on the opening day of the hearings, it was hard enough to believe that almost a year has passed since barack obama raised his hand, too, taking the oath of office to become our 44th president. even harder to remember what america looked like before obama, because we've also been robbed of memory, assaulted by what the nobel laureate czeslaw milosz described as a "fantastic proliferation of mass media." we live in a time "characterized by a refusal to remember." inconvenient facts simply disappear down the memory hole, as in george orwell's novel, "1984." president obama's made plenty of mistakes during his first year, and we've critiqued them frequently here on the journal, but hardly anyone talks anymore about what happened in the years before obama. he inher
with those explosives. and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> reporter: the president said even before the christmas day indent, his administration has been pursuing this group along with the wider al qaeda network. >> this was a failure and a breakdown from beginning to end. >> reporter: republicans are critical of the vacationing president and his homeland security chief with some even calling for her to resigned. >> she said that the system worked last week. that shows that she's out of touch. i don't think that she's competent to run that agency. >> reporter: but today the president urged unity. but unity may be hard to find back in washington. the president is heading home a day early. his administration will face tough questions from lawmakers who are conducting an investigation of their own. and white house aides said that the president is heading home early because he has a lot on his plate and wants to get straight back to work. first up on his agenda, a meeting with the heads of all of the relevant agencies to figure out what went wrong. >> john? >> thanks ve
bill: this is a fox news alert, we have new videotape coming into "america's newsroom" of a passenger jet that crashed early this morning, rescue crews, desperately trying to find any survivors after an ethiopian airlines plane caught fire and crash going the mediterranean sea, 90 people on board at that time good morning, everyone, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". martha: i'm march contramaccallum, the crash on this -- the investigation on this crash is on this hour. no survivors have been found as of yet. gregg: the plane was headed to ethena's capitol and family awaits word on relatives and what caused that plane to crash. greg, are there any signs of survivors? >> >> reporter: nothing yet, gregg and martha, but you noted a frantic search for survivors, the fear is all on board that airplane died off the crash of beirut, near lebanon. i'm told the u.s.s. ramage, an american destroyer that happened to the in port in beirut is involved in the search, as well as a t-13 maritime search and rescue aircraft, also of american denomination.
that they are trying to use the bully pull pit of america to force the other countries into forcing the airlines into having more enhanced screenings. the pilot authority, as you said, is going to be highly discretionary as to what goes on in the cabin. and of course, the obama administration must have known about all of these and they are trying to keep people calm. and then the response and what are you hearing, if anything, about the handling and the timing? >> look, these changes wouldn't have gone into ee fikt without the white house saying putting them in effect. this hases to do with security, no question about that they didn't react quick enough. at this point, i think we've seen the president come up, he's used very strong language. and mark and lynn, thank you very much. increasingly there is a concern for the united states and the west. >>> the u.s. government closed the embassy siting the possibility of terrorist violence. president obama is insistent for homeland security and counterterrorism. >> i spoke with the ambassador and both this morning as well as last night, there are indi
. that means full body patdowns and searches of carry-on luggage before boarding airlines for america, countries that are considered state sponsors of terrorism, as well as countries of interest. that's what we're talking about here, the the tsa announcing in a written statement, quote, the directive also increasings the use of enhanced screening technologies and random screening for passengers on u.s.-bound international flights. now, in countries where there is more advanced screening of equipment, passengers and passports from nations that are those state sponsors of terrorism or those countries of interest will go through the full body scanners that we have been hearing about, places like the u.k. and amsterdam. >> laura, what has been the reaction from security? experts, as well as civil rights groups, and i ask that because i do understand the american discrimination committee is already speaking out about this. >> that's right. and we're going to be hearing a lot more from them today as you can imagine, and as well as other civil rights groups. they are calling these measures e
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
on "good morning america." >>> and here's your wednesday weather. up to a foot of snow in the sierras, cascades and rocky mountains. rain from los angeles and san francisco to portland and seattle. the rest of the country is dry, with the exception of south texas where there will be rain from corpus christtoi brownsville. >> not as cold for most of the midwest with temperatures climbing into the 30s. 29 in boston. 35 in new york and 48 in atlanta. boise gets up to 44. and salt lake city 36. >>> and we'll have more news coming up. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your may title you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that mea
to the obama take on terrorism, in the end, the only way to keep america safe is to persuade people around the world that america is a benign force in the world. to persuade people around the world that militants and extremist islam is not the way forward. this is the obama doctrine that is taking shape. if it is very distinct to what has gone on in the past eight years. perhaps it is not clear in everybody's mines yet or how this counter-terrorism doctrine that will play out -- minds yet or how this counter-terrorism doctri that will play out in the years to come. they are trying to outline this view that it is, only war that is the answer, it is persuasion, too. >> thank you very much indeed. al qaeda are now claiming that it was their double agent that killed sevecia operatives in afghanistan last week as well as a member of the jordanian royal family. and the jordanian intelligence officer blew himself up. here is our exclusive report. >> driving to meet al qaeda in the suburbs. to speak to a jihadisa jordanias suspected of killing cia agents in afghanistan this week. praise for him wa
>>> making news in america this morning. >> happy new year! millions of people around the world celebrate the start of a any decade. >>> chilling call, abc news has learned about the final call about the alleged underwear bomber and his father. why did the agency fail to connect the dots? >>> and going past midnight, giving college football fans hopes athey'll see today's big goal game. >> it's friday, january 1st, 2010. >>> good morning, happy new year. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor sitting in for jeremy hubbard. millions of people turned out across the country to celebrate the new year and new decade. hundreds of thousands packed into times square to watch the ball drop. >> midtown manhattan may have been the safest place. it included patting down everyone entering that area. >> and the celebration continued across the country with the las vegas strip and the skylighting up at the space needle in seattle. >>> president obama will meet with officials to determine how a suspected terrorist got explosives into a detroit-bound plane. abc news has learned about another pl
political base and it is too soon to see any results. * four people in america are still pretty hard, -- times for people in america are still pretty hard. then there is what president obama just found out from the peace -- from the people in massachusetts, in tough times the people doing -- blame the people in power. >> joining me in the studio is our abc news correspondent. why did the people turn against obama? >> that is -- a key question, is this a statement about martha copley and how she ran her campaign? or a larger statement about the obama administration? in the last year since he took office -- this is the anniversary -- we have seen those job approval rating numbers start to slip. now his job performance is still in theositive numbers. but it is not an overwhelmingly positive response by voters to the obama administration. people on the ground were not impressed with the martha copley campaign. she had some fumbles, she was not out there. but scott brown took a page out of the obama playbook. he was out there canvassing the state, he had a huge internet presence, and one
, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the global economy and news of the key economic barometer, unemployment. in this country, the government said today it held steady at 10% last month as moyers cut 85,000 jobs which was more than expected. the news was disappointing in europe. in the 16 countries that used the euro as their currency, the jobless wrought was also 10%. in this case, for the month of november, up from 9.9% in october. analysts say it could approach 11% by the end of the year. the highest unemployment rate was in latvia. 22.3%. followed by spain at 19.4 on the other side of the spectrum, the lowest unemployment rate was in the netherlands at 3.9%, followed by austria at 5.5%. as the global economy tries to recover, europe is important because five countries, germany, france, the united kingdom, italy and spain are among the world's top ten econ
>>> it's 2010. america rings in the new year with balloons, fireworks and fun. >>> the airline connection. the flight 253 bomb suspect says he met with a notorious cleric connected to terrorists. >>> and a deadly death. the bomber who killed seven cia employees in afghanistan was asked to be there. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. and happy new year. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. it's a new year and new decade. not everyone stayed up until midnight, but americans celebrated new year's eve across the country. vegas saw fireworks go up at several of the big hotels while the space needle hosted a big party in seattle. and as always, the biggest new year's eve event was in new york's times square. terrell brown was there to see it. >> reporter: good-bye 2009, hello, 210. mayor michael bloomberg got help lowering the gigantic waterford crystal ball from a group of high school students. and jennifer lopez rocked out for the packed house of hundreds of thousands who came out to sell brake light. celebrate. >> it's a once in a lifetime experience. >> reporter: a
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